NEWCASTLE — The Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association will host a 5K Fun Run and Race on Sunday, Sept. 8, as part of their Sheepscot Valley Family Festival.

The “Salmon Run” course passes through and around Sheepscot Village, starting and ending at the Harriet Bird Community Center in Newcastle, across from the SVCA office.

The race starts at 9 a.m. and check-in and registration begins at 8 a.m. Racers can view the route and register online at

Registration costs $20. Ribbons will be given for top times for men and women in each age class.

Free races for children 10 and younger will begin at 10 a.m. at the Harriet Bird Center ball field, where the majority of festival events will take place during the day.

The festival will feature games, demonstrations and community groups providing food and activities. Baked goods and desserts, barbecue food and lobster rolls will be for sale. There will be fly tying demonstrations, a salt water touch tank, Chewonki Foundation Birds of Prey program, a Mid-Coast Audubon table with birding activities, forestry activities with Hidden Valley Nature Center, face painting, animals and more. There is no cost.

For more information, call 586-5616, email [email protected], or visit

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